5 years ago

Expensive Water Or Living Water?

Evian Water

I bought this bottle of Evian water for Rs. 92. That translates to $1.99 or nearly 2 USD as per today’s exchange rate. I really don’t know if that is a lot to pay for 1 liter of water in the United States or elsewhere in the world, but I do know for sure that it is A LOT to pay for 1 liter of water in India. In fact water is free and freely available in India and even the thought of paying for it would sound ridiculous to many. To the health conscious and those who do prefer mineral water when outside of their home or workspace paying for a bottle/1 liter of mineral water is a common occurrence, but even the very best like Kinley and Aquafina cost from Rs. 12 to Rs. 15, so even from their point of view paying Rs. 92 for a liter of water would be exorbitant or prohibitive at the very least. Lest any of you think otherwise about me let me assure you that even I don’t purchase water at Rs. 92 on a regular or even an irregular basis. I just wanted to taste Evian water since it is world famous and considered the purest of the lot when it comes to water.

However, after drinking such expensive water and quenching my thirst with it, I was thirsty in under an hour and thirsting for more water (of any kind really). That got me thinking that no matter how much I spend and no matter what kind of water I drink, from the very best in the world like Evian to the plain Jane mineral water at my home I would still end up thirsty and thirsting for more and this thirst of mine would never be quenched permanently as long as I was alive in this physical body of mine. Now compare this to the Living Water Jesus gives us as mentioned in John 4:1-26, water which will become a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. Whoever will drink of the water Jesus Christ gives will never thirst again. In the same passage Jesus also told the Samaritan woman “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” and this is only possible with the help of the Living Water Jesus gives us i.e. the Holy Spirit. To me there is absolutely no comparison between the Living Water given by the Lord Jesus Christ and the even the most expensive water found in the world. I have made my choice in going with the Living Water, HAVE YOU???

Jesus And The Samaritan Woman At The Well With The Living Water
 

Rajiv Abraham

Ajith Edassery - 5 years ago

Recently a couple of my friends went to one of the euro restaurants in Bangalore and I heard they paid 400/- or so per imported mineral water (forgot the brand)…will verify and tell you :)

It sounds ridiculous as basic things like water is priced that high…

BTW, I added you to my blog roll…

Cheers,
Ajith

Rajiv Abraham - 5 years ago

Hi Ajith,

I have been thinking of putting you too on my Blogroll, but with my old theme did not even have a Blogroll. Just today I have gone in for a new theme and good thing you reminded me about the Blogroll, will be putting you up immediately.

Maureen - 5 years ago

That is quite a lot to pay for water no matter what currency you use!

Ajith Edassery - 5 years ago

Hey,
I just verified… The restaurant was Geoffrey's which is attached to the Orchid hotels. The cost of just 200ml imported water (Evian again) was Rs. 350/- How do you take that?

Cheers,
Ajith

Rajiv Abraham - 5 years ago

Hi Maureen,

Totally agree with you. I for one would not be doing it again. Like I said I wanted to check out what all the fuss was about Evian (especially after watching an hour long program on it on Discovery Travel and Living) and now that I know for myself, I will certainly not be doing it again. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Rajiv Abraham - 5 years ago

Thanks Ajith,

It has been a while, but not very long since I visited Bangalore. Next time I am there I should visit Geoffrey's to check them out, but not order any mineral water to go along with the food. More importantly should catch up with you and hopefully soon. Take care and God bless!!!

Ajith Edassery - 5 years ago

Sure buddy. Let me know when you are in…

Ajith Edassery - 5 years ago

Hey,
I noticed that you took away the 'nofollow' from your blog roll. Are you going to keep it that way? If so, I shall also remove the same from my link to you… In fact, I control the link love individually :)

Cheers,
Ajith

Rajiv Abraham - 5 years ago

Yeah Ajith,

Actually I was not aware the links were “nofollow”, but once I came to know I removed the nofollow attribute. I am not much of a programmer, but learning things in bits and pieces. Its great that you control the nofollow links individually, I really have no idea how to do it on an individual basis.

Ajith Edassery - 5 years ago

I am following you as well right now :)
Btw, there was a way to add another property (nofollow) individually by modifying edit-link-form.php file under wp-admin. You could Google out this code piece. It's very simple…

Cheers,
Ajith

sahil - last year

what is the advantage paying 350 just for water, huh instead of that if we spend 50 on water n save 300 and give it to a poor person for food he’ll eat 3 times and pray for us that makes our life healthy and wealthy too regard’s $
SaHiL $.

    Rajiv Abraham - last year

    True but then the question arises… why spend anything on yourself? Why not give to the poor always.

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